Tulsa High Schoolers Get Inside Look At Local Government

Monday, October 24th 2016, 9:42 pm
By: News On 6

More than a dozen teenagers will get a backstage pass to the City of Tulsa's local government this year.

The Mayor's Youth Council just kicked off its first meeting of the year Monday afternoon with Mayor Dewey Bartlett.

They'll get to learn, network and even propose actual policy.

"I'm lucky to be here to get a unique perspective on all the different inner workings that happen in the government here in Tulsa,” said Mayor’s Youth Council member, Marcus Lyons.

Member Jose Vega said, "It's a group of kids who want to make a difference, who want to impact the community and create change for the next generation."

The council is made up of a group of high schoolers from public and private schools across Tulsa who went through an application process.